Jeong Young Park is currently an associate professor in the EEWS (Energy, Environment, Water and Sustainability) Graduate School at KAIST, South Korea. He received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the Department of Physics, Seoul National University, in 1993 and 1999, respectively. After spending three years at the University of Maryland as a postdoctoral associate, he joined Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in 2002, where he worked as a physicist postdoctoral fellow and then a staff scientist since 2006. His research focuses on surface science and catalysis with special emphasis on energy dissipation and conversion at surfaces.